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Iraqi officials have formally launched an investigative probe into the alleged use of white phosphorus munitions in Mosul

Via The War Files –  Iraqi officials have formally launched an investigative probe into the alleged use of white phosphorus munitions in Mosul, by the Iraqi Air Force. “We cannot deny nor confirm, we are investigating into this news and will come up with a statement to clear things up for the public,” Iraqi DM spokesman Brigadier General Yahiya Rasoul said. A Kurdish TV crew was streaming live over the weekend, when Iraqi forces allegedly used “what look to be highly incendiary munitions.” Shortly after clips and pictures (like the ones above) of the alleged attack were published, Iraqi state media issued a statement threating to take legal action against media outlets publishing pictures or videos of the event. Mark Hiznay, the Associate Arms Director of Human Rights Watch said: “the pictures show artillery-delivered white phosphorus being air-burst. The video is more difficult to assess because of the angle it was shot at.”   

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